Q. WHAT TO DO ABOUT UNDREADED ROOTS AND TIPS
A. Roots are always very difficult, and the last to dread, if they ever do at all. We usually tell you kids to just keep backcombing and gooping with a natural dread wax, and then just let them do their own thing. Don’t stress about the roots. There isn’t a dreadhead in the history of dreadlocks that didn’t have at least 1-2 inches of undreaded hair at the roots of his/her scalp. This is normal, and is just how dreads grow. They need some room to move around and get the new hair tangled and dreaded up into the main dreadlock. Most people just accept that and love them for what they are, but then there are others that like the feel of having really tight dreads, so they backcomb or “crochet” them. And that’s cool, too. See “The crotcheting method” for a bad explanation for what I mean by “crocheting” your dreads.